Brief description

The institution caters for research topics ranging from veterinary to biomedical applications and further to general issues of basic research. The problems represented include especially those of cell signalling, which are crucial for the understanding of the processes that control the embryonic development, differentiation of tissues and their regeneration, as well as processes of carcinogenesis or immunity regulations.

The PhD program Animal Physiology, Immunology and Developmental Biology is focused on the study of current problems of modern biology. The research is conducted both on models of whole animal organisms and on the cellular level where techniques of molecular biology are employed.

The spectrum of immunity issues is resolved on a wide range of organisms, from invertebrates across fishes and farm animals to man. The department has been also specialized in the model group of insects, where neuro-ethological and immunological problems have been investigated. Thus, the field integrates methodical approaches of molecular biology, genetics and cellular biology with morphological and behavioural aspects.

Our graduates are prepared for a career in both research- and application-oriented institutions. The wide spectrum of themes resolved in co-operation with a number of training institutions outside the Faculty provides the graduates with the possibility of finding vacancies both in the top-ranking biomedical research and at the associated clinical institutions of human medicine.

The aim of the Animal Physiology, Immunology and Developmental Biology PhD program is to prepare the PhD students for independent scientific career and to equip them with the knowledge and skills required for work in a wide spectrum of institutions on the international level.

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Profiles of our graduates